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Peter Bardwell | profile | all galleries >> .. other Italian places >> Campania >> In and around Naples tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Travelling in Campania | The green island of Ischia | Procida | National Railway Museum - Pietrarsa | Paestum - Greek temples | Pozzuoli and the Fields of Fire | Pompeii | Herculaneum | Poppea's Villa - Oplontis | Boscoreale | Augustus' Villa | Caserta's Royal Palace | Vietri sul mare | Benevento | Capua | Santa Maria Capua Vetere | Mondragone | Salerno | A few from Amalfi | Sorrento | Many churches, a few temples... | In and around Naples | Volcanic islands of western Italy | Snippets from elsewhere

In and around Naples

Neapolis, the 'new' city built by the ancient Greeks almost 3000 years ago, stands
in a wonderfully sheltered position in the panoramic curve of a beautiful Bay.

Once home to Kings of Naples, and today the chief city of the Campania region,
its status as the modern capital of southern Italy is entirely unofficial!
.
As crowded, grubby and gritty as our Region's main city may be, it no less
fascinating for all that....